From the Manufacturer
The OutletLinc is a remote controllable wall receptacle that features a top outlet that can be controlled and a bottom pass-through outlet that is always on. You can control the outlet from any Insteon-compatible controller including a handheld remote, computer, the Internet and more. Turn on a towel warmer, morning coffee and the radio so you can catch the morning traffic - all at the press of a button. With Insteon, the possibilities are endless! The OutletLinc installs like a traditional receptacle and once installed setup is quick and easy using a simple Plug-n-Tap programming. With high-end quality, countdown features and remote controllability, you'll see how easy it is to create your own smart home. Insteon is a low-cost home control technology that uses both the existing electrical wires in the home and radio-frequency to communicate. From lighting, appliance and thermostat control to integrated security systems, Insteon allows you to manage your home the way you want - from a handheld remote, wall keypad, computer or web-enabled device like a smart phone. Easy to install and set up, Insteon offers the flexibility and dependability to make life more convenient, safe and energy efficient. Note: The OutletLinc uses power line for its communication. When controlling this device from an RF-only device such as a RemoteLinc or motion sensor, be sure to have at least one Access Point or dual-band device installed. These convert RF signals to power line and vice versa.